We recently let you in on the best anti-ageing ingredients to look out for. Now we’re back to let you know which are the best products that contain these ingredients and where you can get your hands on them. You can thank us later!


Topical Retinoids are widely used in anti-ageing skincare, particularly to treat photodamaged skin. They have been shown to increase collagen synthesis, inhibit collagen degradation and alter other cellular processes that lead to improvement of coarse wrinkling, increased skin smoothness and improve skin discoloration. There are different types of Retinoids and concentrations used vary, Retinol (vitamin A) is probably one of the most common on the high street.

If you are a newbie to retinol, we suggest starting with a cream that has a lower concentration of retinol (0.1%) and applying a few times a week, then gradually building up your tolerance with a higher concentration and more regular applications. When using retinol products, it’s advised to apply at night and the following morning use a good SPF to protect your skin. More about SPF here.

Below is a list of products containing varying concentrations of retinol that the Geeks recommend:

0.1% retinol – La Roche Posay Redermic [R] Anti Wrinkle Treatment Intensive (this is perfect for a newbie). Buy it here.

0.25% retinol – Skin Medica Age Defense Retinol Complex .25. Buy it here.

0.5% retinol – SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 Refining Night Cream. Buy it here.

0.5% retinol – Futurederm Time Release Retinol 0.5. Buy it here.

1.0% retinol – Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment. Buy it here.

1.0% retinol – Skin Medica Age Defence Retinol Complex 1.0. Buy it here.

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